If You Invested $1000 10 Years Ago…

Good morning!

Nothing in life is guaranteed except death and taxes.

There’s even fewer guarantees when it comes to investing.

However, investing is not about guarantees, because no one knows what will happen.  Sure, you can make predictions, but the reality is that no one knows.

Investing is about the possibilities of what can go right and what can go wrong.

If you’re like me, you focus on what can go right, while acknowledging the risk involved.

I put together a list of four companies and what a $1000 investment would be worth today if you held it for 10 years:

1. Adobe Inc (NASDAQ: ADBE): $6,826

2. Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA): $8,000

3. Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM): $21,000

4. Mercado Libre (NASDAQ: MELI): $23,619

Other than becoming an entrepreneur, there is no other way of getting these kinds of returns on your money.  And as an entrepreneur, you’d surely be investing a lot more time and effort in order to generate such returns.

You could have made over 23 times your investment in Mercado Libre.  That’s crazy!

Unfortunately we don’t invest in hindsight.  If we did, we’d all be fabulously wealthy.

I just want you to understand the possibilities of investing!

My book, The Stock Market is For Everyone, is a short guide for the beginning, inexperienced investor that is easy to understand and can be put into action immediately.

Click the image of the book at left to be taken to its Amazon page.  (Disclosure: As a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, I earn a small commission on each sale generated through these links.)

 

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Ask Wealthy Joe: Invest in Gold?

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Good morning!

So last week, I received a text from a friend asking me about investing in gold.

The ads are out there – you’ve seen them on TV, on websites, and perhaps have even received an email talking about the riches to be made investing in gold and other precious metals.

Using this calculator, let’s take a look at what you’d have today if you’d purchased $1000 in gold 19 years ago, on February 11, 2000:

Adjusted for inflation, your return would have been 181.566%.

Your $1000 investment would now be worth $2,815.66.

“Wow!  That’s nearly triple my investment!”

Yes.  It is.

Let’s now go to Stockchoker and see what that $1000 would be worth today had you purchased shares in various companies’ stock on the same day:

Home Depot (NYSE: HD): Up 343.99%, your $1000 would be worth $4439.91.

“OK…”

Wait, I’m not done!

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN): Your investment would be up 1988.86%…

…meaning your $1000 would now be worth $20,888.57.

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL): Your investment would be up 4880.24%…

…your $1000 would now be worth $49,802.36.

There is simply no substitute for investing in the stock market when it comes to accumulating wealth!

If you’re thinking about investing in precious metals, do something that will be truly precious to your and your children’s future.  Open up a brokerage account and put that money into the stock of good companies today!  My short guide, below, walks you through everything you need to know.

My book, The Stock Market is For Everyone, is a short guide for the beginning, inexperienced investor that is easy to understand and can be put into action immediately.

Click the image of the book at left to be taken to its Amazon page.  (Disclosure: As a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, I earn a small commission on each sale generated through these links.)